Five Ways to Relieve Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Spring brings warmer weather, more sunlight, and blooming trees; but for millions of people, it also brings seasonal allergies. Sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy eyes can make the end of winter bittersweet. Thankfully there are a few simple steps you can take to keep the pesky symptoms at bay:

  • Take your shoes off at the door. Wearing your shoes in the house can track pollen throughout your living space.
  • Shower before bed instead of in the morning. Switch to a nighttime shower routine so the pollen collected in your hair and on your body during the day doesn’t get transferred to your bed and pillow to make your morning miserable.
  • Keep the windows closed. The sunshine and breeze during the first warm weather of the year makes it tempting to let the breeze in, but pay attention to pollen counts and keep the windows closed when the counts are high.
  • Wear a mask when doing yard work. If you are in charge of the outside maintenance work, a painter’s mask works great as a filter.
  • Rinse your sinuses. Using a saline solution, along with a neti pot, is an effective and affordable way to reduce your nasal congestion.

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